“Bigger and Better”
The most affordable event in town is back – “bigger and better” than ever! Look at some of the new features you won’t want to miss: four NEW carnival rides, a NEW zip line ride, NEW animal shows, great NEW concert acts, NEW cell phone pick up area, NEW Salsa Gardens, NEW grounds improvements, and much more!
The Pima County Fair is always old and always new…. beloved tried and true events combine with the fresh and innovative – all included with the fair admission of only $8.00 adults and $3.00 children 6-10 years of age with 5 & under free. What a value!
For the Younger Set
It’s no secret that kids love the fair, from cotton candy to pig races, from carnival rides to the interactive Science and Agriculture Centers in Old Pueblo Hall. This year there is an expanded Kid Land relocated near the main entrance. In Pima Hall there’s a Hay Maze and Sand Box for tykes 6 years and under.
The Great American Petting Zoo is always a favorite. Each of the friendly animals is hand-raised on a farm in Oregon – check out the llamas, wallabies, African Pygmy Goats, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, miniature Sicilian Donkeys, Bantam Chickens, and more.
NEW this year is the Great American Pony Trail Ride. Kids feel like they are on a real trail ride and they love it!
NEW, too, is the Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls! Children from 4-12 years old are welcome to sign up for FREE and try their skill. The kids become the stars of the show while they compete in a fast paced, action packed pedal powered pull. Come out and play!
Calling all Music Fans – Eight Great Concerts!
One of the highlights of the Pima County Fair is always the great variety of concerts, all FREE with your general admission. Here is this year’s lineup…
April 19: CODY SIMPSON, the rising pop star from Australia, got his start posting YouTube videos of himself performing his original songs. Soon picked up by Atlantic Records, this talented young man’s recently released EP “Coast to Coast” debuted TOP 15 on the Billboard 200 and features the Top 40 smash “On My Mind”. Join his nearly 2 million Twitter followers!
April 20: MIDDLE CLASS RUT performs raw energized rock and roll. The duo of Zack Lopez and Sean Stockham record every song they write together almost immediately in their rehearsal space, capturing that original spark while still in the moment. The band’s debut album is “No Name No Color” with opening number “Busy Bein’ Born.”
April 21: JUSTIN MOORE is doing all he ever wanted to do – play Country Music – and he’s doing it in style. He was Billboard’s “New Country Artist of 2009” and, with his hit “Small Town USA”, Moore is the first solo artist since Taylor Swift to have a song from his debut album go to #1.
April 22: BOYZ II MEN are back by popular demand! Having won four Grammy awards and sold over 60 million recordings, the band is now in its 22nd year. Recent highlights include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and their double disc album “TWENTY” with all new material celebrating 20 years in the music industry.
April 25: THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS have been the quintessential American band for over 30 years, commanding respect for their peerless musicianship and devotion to the sounds of blues, R & B and rock n’ roll. Some of their Top 40 songs include “Tuff Enuff”, “Wrap It Up”, and “Look at That.”
April 27: Hip Hop artist BABY BASH has had a string of hits since his 2003 release of the album “Tha Smokin’ Nephew”, which was certified GOLD by the RIAA. His 2005 album Super Saucy debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200. In 2007 Baby Bash became Myspace’s #1 Latin artist. Hit singles include “Baby I’m Back” and “Cyclone”.
April 28: TED NUGENT, recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, brings his rock and roll to the Pima County Fair after a five-decade career of multi-platinum hits. With songs like “Stranglehold”, ‘Cat Scratch Fever”, “High Enough” and “I Still Believe”, Ted continues to sell out venues around the globe.
April 29: RAMON AYALA defined modern norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that made him a superstar on both sides of the border. Nominated 10 times, he has won an American Grammy and two Latin Grammys. Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte bring their legendary sound to Tucson once again.
Animal Lovers Take Note
Do you like crawling critters? Come see the Creepy, Crawly and Slimy Exhibit – NEW this year! Love dogs? Check out the Frisbee Dogs – NEW this year! Fascinated by elephants? Come enjoy the Elephant Rides. Find horses beautiful? The Budweiser Clydesdales are back.
Wild about monkeys? Don’t miss the “Wild about Monkeys” show! This is the only traveling animal exhibition that features trained baboons. Owner Keith strives not only to entertain but also to educate. His baboons have starred in numerous motion pictures including the blockbuster film “Evan Almighty.”
Awed by tigers? See the NEW Bengal Tiger Encounter for an inspirational program that helps educate the public on the loss of habitat and the killing of tigers for profit in India and Asia. Watch these magnificent animals perform!
Fun for Everyone
Old favorites like “Tyzen, Hypnosis that Rocks”, the John Shaw Freak Show, and the Fire Dancers are back to thrill us all. The Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Adoption, the Demolition Derby, and 4H Livestock are always eagerly awaited.
This “Bigger and Better” fair also features the newly designed Sunset Cantina for Western décor, ambiance and adult beverages; a NEW parking lot shuttle service; and a NEW cell phone app for fair information. For special offers to stretch your budget, see the fair highlights below. The fun is for everyone – come and enjoy!
PIMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Houghton Rd. one mile South of I/10 Exit #275
Main Gate Hours
Weekdays: 1 pm
Weekends: 10 am
Mon-Fri: 3 pm
Sat-Sun: 11 am
Children 6 – 10: $3.00
5 & under: FREE
Information Line: 520-762-FAIR